Monday, May 09, 2016

"The Seven Deadly Social Networks"

"Why else did LinkedIn (or Twitter, or Tinder) always feel like an idea that could work, that should work, while the specialty social networks—for dog lovers, for classical music fans, for accordion-playing vapers—did not? Why does the website that caters to our baser instinct always seem like the sound investment? And why have the civics-focused social networks yet to take off?
"The answer is clear: They failed to encourage the violation of divine will. And today, not only can we crown Hoffman's idea right, but we can go a step further. The social sector is more or less filled out. Does each of the seven deadly sins correspond to its own social network?"

Robinson Meyer at The Atlantic answers the question affirmatively.

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